Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

10/05/2018

Flowtilla

Eclectic mix of funk, rock, afro, jazz and world tinged grooves.

Oct 5, 11:45am to 2:45pm, The Cheeseboard Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Super Cinema @Central

October 2018
The 1980s-Blockbusters!
Friday, October 5 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 / 115 min. / PG / CC


It's 1936. The US government hires archaeologist "Indiana" Jones (Harrison Ford) to find the Ark of the Covenant before Nazi Commander Arnold Toht grabs it for Hitler. The Germans believe the Ark will make their armies invincible. Marion Ravenwood (Karen Black), who is an old love interest of Indy's, joins him in a wildly daring, suspenseful mission to defeat Toht. George Lucas co-wrote the story and co-financed the film. Directed by Steven Spielberg.



Friday, October 12 Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 1988 / 104 min. / PG / CC


In this film, set in 1947 LA, humans and animated cartoon characters ("Toons") co-exist on the screen. When "Toon" Roger Rabbit gets framed for the murder of a businessman who owns Toontown, he hires rumpled Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) to clear his name. Eddie racks up delicious allusions to Noir as he does. Kathleen Turner voices Jessica Rabbit, Roger's partly human wife, and Christopher Lloyd is the villain, Judge Doom. Robert Zemeckis directs.



Friday, October 19 E.T. the Extraterrestrial 1982 / 115 min. / PG / CC


Steven Spielberg directs E.T., a science fiction fantasy. Young Elliott befriends a space alien who accidentally has been left behind by his spaceship's crew. The boy and his siblings decide to hide E.T. until he can be rescued. As Elliott begins to experience a psychic connection with E.T., US government scientists start to hunt E.T. for their own purposes. At the same time, Elliott and E.T. fall ill. Without a doubt, this is one of the most beloved films of all time.



Friday, October 26 The Shining 1980 / 146 min. / R / CC


Aspiring writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) accepts a job as winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. His wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and pre-school age son Danny (Danny Lloyd) go with him.. Jack hears the disturbing story that a former caretaker had gone mad while there, murdered his family and killed himself-but keeps it to himself. With six months ahead of them, they settle in, cut off from the world.

November 2018 On-Screen Chemistry Before 1950
Friday, November 2 Swing Time 1936 / 103 min. / NR


Small town vaudevillian Lucky Garnett (Fred Astaire) is a no-show for his own wedding, but he still hopes to marry his girl. He seeks the wealth he thinks he needs in New York City, where he meets Penny (Ginger Rogers), a dancing instructor. It's a big conflict for Lucky, but the starstruck two form a successful dance act...and fall for each other. Arguably, Swing Time has the most complex dancing and the most plausible romance in the Astaire/Rogers franchise.



Friday, November 9 To Have and Have Not 1944 / 100 min. / NR


Based on the Ernest Hemingway novel and directed by Howard Hawks, this is a romantic adventure drama that centers on Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart), a fishing boat captain in the Vichy France-controlled colony of Martinique. A very young Lauren Bacall plays Slim, a steamy American singer who seduces Morgan ("You know how to whistle, don't you?") When Morgan reluctantly agrees to use his boat to rescue Resistance fighters, will Slim stand by him?



Friday, November 16 Adam's Rib 1949 / 101 min. / NR


Married couple Garson Kanin and actress Ruth Gordon wrote the screenplay for this classic comedy. It's about married lawyers (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) who face off as prosecutor and defense attorney in the trial of Doris Attinger (Judy Holliday) for the attempted murder of her two-timing husband (Tom Ewell). Holliday is priceless. Directed by George Cukor, Adam's Rib is # 7 on the American Film Institute's Top Ten List of Romantic Comedies.



Friday, November 23 LIBRARY CLOSED-Day After Thanksgiving



SPECIAL PRESENTATION IN APPRECIATION OF NATIVE AMERICANS

Friday, November 30 The New World 2006 / 150 min. / PG-13


Terrence Malik ("The Tree of Life") wrote and directed this film depicting the 1607 founding of Jamestown Colony in Virginia. Yes, Captain John Smith (Colin Farrell) travels upriver, is captured and held prisoner by Chief Powhatan. Smith and the Chief's daughter, Pocohontas (Q'orianka Kilcher), do fall in love. But the filmmaker chooses to focus on the natural world's deep, dreamlike impact on them, not ephemeral chemistry. Their dream does not last, not for them, not for their "tribes." In 2006, The New World opened to mildly positive reviews, but it has grown in stature since then. Emmanuel Luzbeki's brilliant cinematography is often cited as its crowning achievement. Mick LaSalle has called the film a masterpiece and the best film of its decade. Roger Ebert 4-starred it from the start.

Oct 5, 3pm to 5pm, 2090 Kittredge St. (at Shattuck), Berkeley, CA 94704

Kickin' the Mule

Kickin' the Mule plays a variety of jazz- and blues-related genres: New Orleans R&B, Oakland and Chicago blues, Memphis and Motown soul, and Oakland funk.

Oct 5, 4:45pm to 7:45pm, The Cheeseboard Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

The Jazz Fourtet

Oct 5, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Lawn Chairs [Tour Kickoff!] // Get Married // CAMPY // db

Lawn Chairs leaves for another giant tour! Hooray! Free breakfast and friendship!

Lawn Chairs
[Oakland, CA tall people who also make music // Slang Church]
https://lawnchairsoakland.bandcamp.com/

Get Married
[San Jose, CA Elvis impersonators // Asian Man Records]
https://getmarried.bandcamp.com/

CAMPY
[Oakland, CA Connor & Jacob Gill-core]

db
[Oakland, CA // ft members of Rex Means King & Grumpster]


All Ages
Doors 7:30pm
$10 + $2 Gilman Membership
Breakfast will be served

924 Gilman Street, Berkeley, California 94710.
An All Ages DIY, Volunteer Run, 501(c)(3) Nonprofit, Music & Art Community Space Since 1986.

Oct 5, 7:30pm to 11:59pm, 924 Gilman, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley

The Joe Kaplow with The Straight Ups and Boots and the Katz @ The Starry Plough Pub

The Joe Kaplow is starting off their NW single release tour with a Bay area show at the beloved Starry Plough. New songs, good grooves, time for crying, it's all good!


https://soundcloud.com/joekaplow/i-said-i-was-going-and-i-went-single

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b02x8mp4hfqrqyq/corncob%20final.mp4?dl=0

The Straights Ups are full-blooded Rock and Roll.

Established in 2011, The Straight Ups are shaped by their blue collar Bay Area roots, passion and grit. With an emphasis on high energy musicality and fat licks, they transcend genre and delicately fuse aspects of their eclectic musical backgrounds into their own songs. Their influences range from: Zepp to Zapp and Queen to Rage Against the Machine. Having established themselves as one of the premier up and coming acts in Oakland, The Straight Ups have been featured at such esteemed Bay area venues as Bottom of The Hill(SF), Cafe Du Nord(SF), Thee Parkside(SF), Cafe van Kleef(OAK), The Starry Plough(Berkeley), Hotel Utah(SF) and many more. Through sheer diligence and cooperative collaboration, the quartet masterfully blends nuances of blues and soul with heavy rock and roll and a touch of pop. The final product is a well executed mosaic of original music that maintains its foundation in musicianship and assures intense live performances worthy of their namesake. REAL TALK: We are as straight up as it gets.

Oct 5, 8pm to 9pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley

The Joe Kaplow with The Straight Ups and Boots and the Katz @ The Starry Plough Pub



The Joe Kaplow is starting off their NW single release tour with a Bay area show at the beloved Starry Plough. New songs, good grooves, time for crying, it's all good!

https://soundcloud.com/joekaplow/i-said-i-was-going-and-i-went-single
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b02x8mp4hfqrqyq/corncob%20final.mp4?dl=0

The Straights Ups are full-blooded Rock and Roll.

Established in 2011, The Straight Ups are shaped by their blue collar Bay Area roots, passion and grit. With an emphasis on high energy musicality and fat licks, they transcend genre and delicately fuse aspects of their eclectic musical backgrounds into their own songs. Their influences range from: Zepp to Zapp and Queen to Rage Against the Machine. Having established themselves as one of the premier up and coming acts in Oakland, The Straight Ups have been featured at such esteemed Bay area venues as Bottom of The Hill(SF), Cafe Du Nord(SF), Thee Parkside(SF), Cafe van Kleef(OAK), The Starry Plough(Berkeley), Hotel Utah(SF) and many more. Through sheer diligence and cooperative collaboration, the quartet masterfully blends nuances of blues and soul with heavy rock and roll and a touch of pop. The final product is a well executed mosaic of original music that maintains its foundation in musicianship and assures intense live performances worthy of their namesake. REAL TALK: We are as straight up as it gets.

Oct 5, 8pm to 10pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley

Le Jazz Hot Quartet

California Jazz Conservatory - Le Jazz Hot Quartet

The Quartet from the Hot Club SF!


Band Members and Instrumentation:

Evan Price - violin;

Paul Mehling - solo guitar;

Isabelle Fontaine - rhythm guitar, vocals;

Mikiya Matsuda - string bass
Artist Bio: http://www.LeJazzHot.biz

Artist Website: https://www.Hotclubsf.com

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/LeJazzHotQuartet/

Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/HotClubSF

Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/hotclubsf/

Oct 5, 8pm to 10pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley

Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing Infra and music from The Leftovers

Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing Infra and music from The Leftovers

Max Richter performs selections from his work Infra, inspired by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, and from his score for the dystopian HBO drama The Leftovers.

Oct 5, 8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz's Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen & Mars Hotel launched a weekly residency in late 2011. Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead's vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations. A Mars Hotel show is always an energetic evening of good vibes, good music, and good community.

When it became apparent that Jerry Garcia had played his final show in 1995, Stu Allen began working to keep Garcia's music, sound, and spirit alive in the concert setting. He regularly works with Phil Lesh and has also played sets with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Allen is perhaps most known for fronting Melvin Seals' tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band from 2004 to 2011. He received more national acclaim in 2010 when he toured with Dark Star Orchestra. Allen shares the Grateful Dead's commitment to making each performance a unique event, from preparation to execution. He will perform multiple shows before playing the same song twice, and even then, that song will not be realized in quite the same way.

Mars Hotel takes this idea a step further by presenting a new band at each performance. Drawing from the rich music scene of the Bay Area, Allen has assembled a broad and ever-rotating group of musicians that makes each concert a once-only experience. As far as Grateful Dead tribute bands go, this is a concept that has never been done before.

Oct 5, 9pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley